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Freebie: Abstract blobs & bursts

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Everyone loves free vector art. Here’s a fun vector freebie: Abstract blobs & bursts! Inside you’ll find ten multi-colored blobby shapes and a couple of bonus composites.

I hope you enjoy these free vectors – Read on to find out how to easily make some of your own!

First: Make a few circles with complementary colors. Now, set the blending mode to multiply and turn the opacity down to about 60%. The more circles you have to begin with, the darker and more intense the final product will be.

Second:So I wanted a darker final blob, so I copied and rotated the first group of circles.

Third: Take warp tool at about 50% strength and make a few sweeping passes through your circles. You should end up with something like this.

Fourth: Use the smoothing tool (found under the flyout in the pencil tool) to clean up some rough curves. Go back to the warp tool to add a little more character to the blob until you’re satisfied!

See, I had trouble making four steps out of that! Once you’ve mastered that process, don’t be afraid to use the wrinkle, pinch and bloat varieties of the warp tool. Have fun!

About the Author, Adam Wagner

I'm a marketer, designer, armchair singer/songwriter, wannabe theoretical physicist/philosopher and recent college grad trying to pack as much living as possible into each day. Working at Go Media makes this pretty easy. Catch me on Twitter!!
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  • http://digitaldesigndiary.com Eric

    I like these, thanks so much!

  • http://digitaldesigndiary.com Eric

    I like these, thanks so much!

  • http://www.worldofkaos.com kaos

    Yay for free stuff.. Boo for not being Illustrator backwards-compatible… Not everyone can afford the latest updates… :(

  • http://www.worldofkaos.com kaos

    Yay for free stuff.. Boo for not being Illustrator backwards-compatible… Not everyone can afford the latest updates… :(

  • http://www.gomedia.us adam

    Nice catch kaos, fixed. Now it is v8 EPS, so even the Inkscapers can download.

  • http://www.gomedia.us adam

    Nice catch kaos, fixed. Now it is v8 EPS, so even the Inkscapers can download.

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    Awesome! The link didn’t work from my feed reader, though. Just letting ya know. :)

  • http://www.hypeelite.com Erika

    Awesome! The link didn’t work from my feed reader, though. Just letting ya know. :)

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    WOW… really cool effects

    Thanks :)

  • http://www.level87.co.uk LEVEL87

    WOW… really cool effects

    Thanks :)

  • Kaet

    This is one of the reasons I love this site. You don’t just give out professional advice or candy (freebies), you also show techniques that are useful, and generally involve a slightly different way of look at the programs and how to use them. Thank You!

  • Kaet

    This is one of the reasons I love this site. You don’t just give out professional advice or candy (freebies), you also show techniques that are useful, and generally involve a slightly different way of look at the programs and how to use them. Thank You!

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  • Anonymous

    this is a breath of fresh air!

  • Tiffany

    this is a breath of fresh air!

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  • Fugitive

    dam!!! thanks hommies

  • Fugitive

    dam!!! thanks hommies

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    This is a great post! A simple yet elegant technique.

  • http://www.aol.com Tony

    This is a great post! A simple yet elegant technique.

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    Thanks, This is great work

  • http://kuppiya.com Kusal

    Thanks, This is great work

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    awesome stuff and tutorial. thanks!

  • http://projectautomatika.blogspot.com projectautomatika

    awesome stuff and tutorial. thanks!

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  • Pat

    Thank you!

  • Pat

    Thank you!

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    Coolness… not only a freebie but also you explain easily how its done! Thank You!

  • http://leiradesign.net.tc Priscilla Aragon

    Coolness… not only a freebie but also you explain easily how its done! Thank You!

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    Sweet set, many thanks

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    Sweet set, many thanks

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  • Leah

    Thank you. I made a great background from this tutorial!

  • Leah

    Thank you. I made a great background from this tutorial!

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  • Camille

    i can't believe how simple yet how amazingly effective this is, thank you >3<”

  • Anonymous

    many thanks

  • Michael Oum

    thank you!

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    This is more Than perfect ….very simple & verrrrry artistic ..Thank you for Sharing :)